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686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
847-768-7461
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Ranked #5 of 148 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016
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English first
Manteno, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Our dinner was wonderful. We had the special appetizer not on the menu pasta with mussels,clams,and shrimp, also the chicken breast stuffed with spinach and cheese in a light cream sauce over pasta. This was our first time there and we plan on going back. The place is small but well worth going to. Yes it is noisy but you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Wanted take out...not a problem...very accommodating. Enjoyed the mushroom ravioli...added sausage at suggestion of server and it was fantastic. Pesto gnocchi with shrimp could have used a little more sauce but was otherwise great. Ordered antipasto appetizer and saved it for following day...held up great and was tasty. Really good bread topped it all off. We will return!! Grazi Chef... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I eat here often. The menu items are good and the specials are outstanding. BYOB makes a deal every time.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A great little storefront restaurant where you can dine on home.cooked Italian food served by a very friendly staff.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I spent 2 months in Italy last year and this family run restaurant compares with the best meals I had there. We take all our friends and visiting guests. BYOB and plenty of parking in back.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Chef run, small, almost always busy local Italian restaurant. We've been here a few times as it is walkable. Good arugula salad ( enough to share). Good mozzarella and prosciutto app. Pastas are good a touch overcooked but good flavor. Best part is $0 for corkage with serviceable stems. Inexpensive and casual.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This Italian restuarant is the best in town, bar none. The food is made to order from the chef from Rome. Along with his wife they do a great job. The menu is small with specials every day. Open Monday thru Saturday for lunch and Thursday - Saturday for dinner. No reservations are taken except for large parties and BYOB.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We'vw visited this reasturant last week Wednesday. It was early,not busy at that time,so service was good our waiter was nice,however the food we had was much under par,tasteless and very bland. the minestrone soup was the worst I've ever tasted,with few vegetable floating in the water. Mahi mahi fish didin't taste like mahi mahi,some kind of frozen package fish... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Another well-kept BYOB gem in our "neighborhood"! Nice indoor ambience and also outdoor patio (no more than 8 tables on patio). Very busy a couple of Friday's ago and as Roma does not take reservations we waited for a good hour and a half for a patio table, but it was well worth it. We shared appetizers, mussles in a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We arrived at 6 pm and were told it would be a few minutes for a table, so we waited out front--in the meantime, 3 other parties were seated before us and when we questioned the hostess, she barked and said, "you didn't want patio seating"--patio seating was never offered and it was our first visit so we were unaware... More 

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Address: 686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
Phone Number: 847-768-7461
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
Cuisine: Italian

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